IMG_8803.jpg

she/her

teacher, carpenter, designer

but also artist, diva

and nature loving mystic

Specializing in  Reiki,

Community Workshops &

Creative Expression

ASHLEY CASILLAS

The University of Texas • Austin, Texas

B.A. Latin American Studies

B.A. Spanish

Reiki II • Pipe Creek, Texas

Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Certified IIN Health Coach

Statement

Hello! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Ashley Casillas. My pronouns are she/her, I am of Mexican, Black and European descendancy. I currently am based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, originally the land of the Wixárikas, Nahuas, Purépechas, Mixtecos, Mixes, Tzeltales, Tzoliles, Choles, Mazahuas, Triquis, Zoques, Tlapanelcos y Chinaltecos.

 

I believe that creativity is one of our strongest sources of inner healing and growth. I work to make space for individual and community practices of love, awareness and expression.

Intentions

  1. Provide a safe space for honesty and growth.

  2. Ensure that all sessions and workshops be inclusive, accessible and understandable.

  3. Listen fully with an open heart.

  4. Provide feedback stemming from compassion.

  5. Share ideas to help you create your own path.

  6. Cultivate moments of joy, creativity, and respect.

  7. Foster space and activities that bring you closer to your inner voice as well as your community.

Expectations

  1. Please follow the session rules and cancellation policy.

  2. Please use the sliding scale responsibly and honestly.

  3. Please come into your session or workshop with an open mind ready to understand wellbeing as a fluid state.

  4. Please be respectful of your own growth and the process of others' growth in the group workshops. 

  5. Come ready to learn, unlearn, and grow deeper within yourself and your global community.

I am deeply interested in how mindfulness and creativity help us foster connection and expansion in our lives and in the lives of those we connect with. Although maintaining balance in life is overwhelming, loving ourselves is hard, and being compassionate is sometimes impossible, many of these things can be achieved in small, I repeat, small ways, everyday. I am here to help you make at least one good decision that will lead to another. I would love to help you on your own path and am always here to support you.

For many years in my life, I lived through a flurry of manic action and plans. I was always going, always social and always trying to achieve that so called successful life. Although I worked hard and accomplished multiple things, I still felt like I lacked something fundamental, which was leaving me feeling unfulfilled, uninspired and extremely out of touch with myself. I didn't know it then but I know now that I didn't actually know what it meant to love myself or how redefining my own relationship with me could help me discover my authentic purpose.

 

Toward the end of my twenties, there came a point in life where my lifestyle and focus had to shift. My body and mind were craving attention and love. I was depressed, anxious and extremely unhealthy. It took many rough times of confusion and pain to finally decide to commit to starting a new way of life. Please note that the brevity of this paragraph is condensed from what feels like an extensive and never ending novel of trial and error. When I finally decided to try a new way of life, I started by becoming sober and beginning the process of self-awareness through meditation and mindful living practices initially by myself. I began a new path where my health became a priority and I started to learn how to embrace myself as a human being worthy of love and compassion. And once I began to respect myself, I finally found friends and community that respected me too.

Today, I continue to grow and fail and grow some more. I work hard to continue to better myself and work for the health and wellbeing of my community. 

I work to help you develop your wellbeing by integrating individual practices with community support and to understand the fluid nature of your growth.

  • Nativa Wellbeing Instagram
  • Nativa Wellbeing Spotify